February 21, 2014 (Lakeside)--The Barona Cultural Center & Museum will host an arrow-making class as part of the Ancient Spirits Speak series of classes on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Kumeyaay people excelled in traditional survival skills like bow, quiver and arrow making. The class will explore the Kumeyaay basics of pressure knapping and arrow making. Participants will learn knapping techniques with minerals like chert and obsidian for their arrow points as well as use materials like mulefat, bamboo cane, and arrow weed to construct their arrows. Proper clothing, gloves and protective eye wear are encouraged while working with sharp materials and tools.
Admission for the arrow making class is $25 and lunch is included. The class is free to Barona Tribal Members. To make a reservation, please call 619-443-7003 ext. 219.